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Girls cross country team places sixth at State meet

Nandika Masingka, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Shoes slap the ground with the vigor and ferocity of a tiger about to pounce. The only thing running through their minds is the intense need to pass up the girl in front of them. In the periphery, crowds are cheering, but they block it out and focus on the end goal. The air is getting cooler...

Cross Country mud runs at UIL State Meet, girls place sixth

Cross Country mud runs at UIL State Meet, girls place sixth

Joanne Chavali, News Editor
November 9, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Top Stories

The girls cross country runners placed 6th at State Saturday on a sloppy course at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Sophomore Reagan Kappel placed second individually winning her silver medal in 18 minutes and 44.9 seconds while Senior Nathan Gift, on the boy's team, placed eighth individually. The...

Nathan Gift grabs boys individual gold, girls advance to State with Team 2nd place at UIL Regionals

Nathan Gift grabs boys individual gold, girls advance to State with Team 2nd place at UIL Regionals

County Line Staff
October 26, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Senior Nathan Gift ran away from the pack on a sloppy course at the UIL Region 3 Cross Country Meet Monday in Huntsville. Gift finished the 5K course in 17:31:1 to capture the regional gold medal and a trip to State next week. The Cinco girls finished 2nd as a team paced by sophomore Reagan Kappel's...

Gift, Kappel, Atkinson capture Cross Country District Championships

Gift, Kappel, Atkinson capture Cross Country District Championships

Joanne Chavali & County Line Staff, News Editor
October 16, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Senior Nathan Gift, sophomore Reagan Kappel and freshman Ella Atkinson all earned individual championships Friday morning at the UIL 19-6A District Meet at Bear Creek Park. Kappel sparked the girl's varsity team to a District Team Championship as well and now the ladies squad advances to Regionals. Gift's...

Cinco Ranch Cross Country wins big at State competition

Cinco Ranch Cross Country wins big at State competition

Eryn Lyle, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Top Stories

The girls’ cross country team walked away in fifth place at state November 8, with the boys’ team placing twelfth, after successful district and region meets.

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Successful cross country season foreshadows excellence in track season

Madeline Brisson, Sports Editor
February 21, 2013
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The track team hopes to have a successful year as they gear up for the new season with a young team of a select few returners, along with additional talent coming from new varsity underclassman. Their first meet will take place on Feb. 16 at Katy High School. "In order to be one of the strong teams in th...

Cross Country finishes ninth at state

Cross Country finishes ninth at state

Joe Goodwin, staff writer
December 13, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Varsity cross-country went to Round Rock, Texas on Nov. 9 to compete in the state meet. The team had seven runners finish in the top 100: juniors Sam Fuqua, Jared Ballou, Fazal Hussain, Will Mather, Grant Meloche and Matt Gaikema and freshman Nathan Gift. Grant Meloche placed highest individually of...

Boys Varsity Cross Country heads to state

Boys Varsity Cross Country heads to state

November 9, 2012
Filed under Cross Country

This morning Nov. 9, the boys varsity cross country team boarded the bus for state. They were sent off during forth period by the band, cougar stars, cheeleaders, classmates and faculty. Earlier this year, the team came in third at districts and third again at regionals which qualified them for state.

Kech overcomes injuries, sprints straight to success

Kech overcomes injuries, sprints straight to success

Madeline Brisson, Sports Editor
November 5, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Whether in cross country or track season, conflicts continuously arose that kept junior Emily Kech from participating in meets. Between two left tibia fractures, one right tibia fracture and bouts of illness, Kech watched from the sidelines for the first two years of her high school career. This yea...

Cross country sees changes

Rachel Childress, Staff Writer
October 9, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

As nature’s seasons change, so does cross country. With a new coach and a new distance, the Girls Cross Country team prepares for a very different year of running. The Cross Country team is changing as their race lengthens into a five kilometer run rather than former years’ two mile race. This removes T...

Coach finishes career-long race after impacting students

Jesse Sparks, Voice Editor
February 8, 2012
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Retired track and field sports coach Gary Derks remembers his first encounter with track well: His cheeks flushed red. His feet rhythmically slapped the ground. As he effortlessly surged ahead of the other boys in his middle school physical education class during a one-mile race, everything felt...

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